The body of a man discovered in Lake Laberge on May 9 will be sent to Vancouver for an autopsy after it was determined it wasn’t the body of a local missing man.
Chief Coroner Kirsten Macdonald said a dental comparison ruled out Jeremy Scurvey as the dead man. Last October, Whitehorse RCMP and Yukon Search and Rescue conducted a search for Scurvey after the 25-year-old had been seen in the Yukon River.
“At this time the identity of the male is unknown,” Macdonald said in a press release on Thursday.
An autopsy is scheduled to be done today at Vancouver General Hospital.
The chief coroner is asking Lake Laberge residents to keep an eye out for personal items in the area, either in the water or washed up on shore.
If any personal items are found, please contact the RCMP, Macdonald said.